Group Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Jacksonville Humane Society. Group opportunities are for groups with members 18 years of age or older, unless stated in the description. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 30 lbs independently for most projects.

If you have questions about other essential capabilities for these activities, please ask before signing up. The Volunteer Manager can be reached at volunteer@jaxhumane.org.


Adoption event opportunities:

Adoption event set up

Friday, November 17 (3-5 pm): We need 5-10 volunteers to help with event set up at a local PetSmart store. Volunteers for this event must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. independently– there will be quite a bit of heavy lifting. We will have large pet crates that will need to be unloaded and set up, as well as tables, chairs, and other supplies. If interested, please fill out form below.

Thursday, December¬† 7 (10 am-1 pm): We need 8-10 volunteers to help with set up of JHS’ area at the MEGA Adoption event. Volunteers for this event must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. independently– there will be quite a bit of heavy lifting. We will have large pet crates that will need to be unloaded and set up, as well as tables, chairs, and other supplies. If interested, please fill out form below.


Animal Care opportunities

JHS welcomes groups of 8-10 people to help get the shelter ready for the day. Activities may include kennel cleaning, animal feeding, and cleaning of our adoption center. This is very physically demanding work. We ask that all volunteers must be able to:

  • Lift at least 30 lbs independently
  • Bend, kennel, and crouch independently
  • Practice good judgement and follow safety procedures

Currently, we are only able to accommodate groups Monday-Friday, 8 am-11 am. At this time, most weekdays in November are open. If you have a specific day you would like to volunteer, please make sure to specify in the application below.

Days that are not available are:

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Friday, November 24